Home-made wrapping paper
We get some good old-fashioned brown paper and a load of paint. Your child can choose some of their favourite colours and design, print, wash, paint away. Once dry, this unique crafted wrapping paper can enclose the most special presents.
For pre-schoolers, drawing around festive cookie cutters can be a great, Christmassy way to work on some fine motor skills. Colour in the shapes and try and find similar shapes and forms amongst your household decorations. Punch a hole in the top and thread through a bit of string or wool – another fine skill to practice!
Christmas card jigsaws
Cut old Christmas cards in half and use them as little festive jigsaw games. Split the cards into two piles and ask the children to match up the correct Christmas cards. The older the child, the more complex the jigsaw can be. With younger children, start with a simple line down the middle of the cards so that the images are easily identified.